Susan's Tap-N-Toe Studio opened its doors in June of 1985. The founder, owner, director, and instructor, M. Susan
Henry-Mauger, opened the studio with the philosophy that anyone who wants to experience dance should have the opportunity; this is why our rates are kept reasonable.
This studio is the oldest dance studio in Fairfield County. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and has the combined teaching experience of
over 100 years.
M. Susan Mauger has been dancing for over 45 years. She trained locally under Barbara Baker and Becky Clark. Susan has danced semi-professionally for the Columbus Theatre Ballet Association and The Columbus Dance Ensemble. She has trained under nationally known artist and has studied in New York. Susan has been teaching dance for over 35 years. Many of the instructors at the studio are former students of Susan's.
Molly is a 2012 graduate of Berne Union High School. She started dancing when she was 2 years old, and is still dancing to this day. She competed with TNT for 10 years starting in 2003. She is now a coach and the Director of the TNT Dance Team. She loves all forms of dance and teaches tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop and clogging. Molly is very hands on with everything involving the studio and dance team.
Becky Clark is a Lancaster girl who fell in love with dancing at the age of 7 under the artistic direction of Lois Talbot and Donna McCullough. She has received numerous awards, trophies and honors for her dancing and twirling abilities and owned and directed her own dance studio for 20 years. Becky brings with her a wide background of dance experience and talent working with youth and adults in dance areas including classical ballet/pointe, jazz, creative movement, tap and baton.
Frances Gaskill has been a dance teacher at this studio since 2007 and is one of the coaches for the competition team. She has studied many styles of dance, but her passion is in tap. She has a Master’s in Education and a Minor in Dance from Ohio University. Frances has choreographed musicals for Ohio University – Lancaster Campus’ summer musicals including The Wizard of OZ and Grease.
Katie has been dancing since she was two years old and has been teaching over 15 years. She has attended many workshops and traveled to New York to study under some of the best choreographers and instructors. She danced on TNT Dance team for several years and now is an instructor and choreographer. She has also performed with ApParent Artistry and worked with Rise Up Art Alliance. Her favorite styles are hip hop and contemporary and she teaches all levels and ages.
Elizabeth is a 2007 graduate of Lancaster High School. She was a member of her studio’s competition team, as well as a cheerleader in high school. Elizabeth started dancing at the age of 7. She enjoys tap & jazz, but her favorite is ballet. Elizabeth has 4 children of her own and works as an independent cosmetologist when she isn’t dancing. Dance has always been a part of her life and she is so happy to share her knowledge of dance with the next generation.
Faith is a junior at Ohio University studying in retail merchandising and product development. She also attended a year of dance classes at Denison University and intensive classes in New York City. She began dance at the age of four and has been a student of Susan’s Tap N Toe for over ten years, with many of those years being on the TNT Dance Team. Faith was also a student of the Central Ohio Youth Ballet for over five years, including their productions of The Nutcracker. She is so excited to be teaching for her third year at Susan’s Tap N Toe.
Maya has been a dancer at Susan’s Tap N’ Toe for 20 years and competed with the TNT Dance Team for 8 years. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 2018 and is also TNT Dance Team alumni. This is her 4th year teaching and she’s been an assistant over the years as well. She’s looking forward to teaching more classes and meeting lots of new kids, as well as seeing familiar faces.